We all desire for a clear and glowing skin. But with stressful jobs and busy lifestyles, we don’t have enough time to take care of our skin. This negligence results in skin problems like acne, blemishes, dullness, dead skin patches, blackheads, whiteheads and more. We are left plagued by questions like how to get glowing skin or maybe how to make skin glow? Sometimes even how to get fair skin? How to become fair is certainly a question that has bothered us for long. For many believe that fair skin has a glow that no other skin tone can have! That isn’t true at all. Having a darker complexion does not mean that you can’t have glowing skin. It’s time we bust these age-old myths. So here are some simple answers on how to get flawless glowing skin you have always wanted.

Know Your Skin Type:

Firstly you need to figure out which skin type is yours. There are some basic skin types:

  • Dry skin
  • Oily skin
  • Combination skin
  • Normal skin
  • Sensitive skin

Stepwise Procedure:

Here’s an easy step by step procedure to test which skin type you have

Step 1:

Cleanse your face with a very mild cleanser and pat dry with a towel. Do not rub.

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Step 2:

Leave the skin as it is without applying any creams or lotions.

Step 3:

After some time, take a paper napkin/tissue paper and press it at the t zone. The t zone is basically the forehead area and the nose area.

Step 4:

Now look at the tissue.

Here’s a quick look at different skin types reactions after the test:

  • Oily:  Oil on the tissue and shiny face with large open pores. The solution for this skin type it to keep the oil production in control. Get detailed beauty tips for oily skin here.
  • Dry:  Pores are small and the skin feels stretchy and taut after soap application and there are signs of flaky skin and also dead skin. You need to take proper care of this skin type by keeping it moisturized at all times. Get detailed tips for dry skin here.
  • Combination: The T zone will be oily but the parts of the face like cheeks and other parts will be dry. This is the most common skin type. Here are a few face packs for combination skin.

[ Read: Get Rosy Cheeks Without Makeup ]

  • Normal: There will be no shine/oil and no flakiness as well. Skin will feel smooth and healthy. Congratulate yourself as you are very lucky. Here are a few face packs for normal skin.
  • Sensitive: If you are still unsure. Think whether you have ever faced irritations due to scented soaps or perfumed products? Do you feel your skin starts burning when exposed to heat? Or have witnessed that weather change cause’s irritation? Well if the answers are yes you have got sensitive skin.
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  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/bhuvanayadav/ Bhuvana

    nice tips shabby likes *sweety* :) <3

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/shabby/ Shabby

      :) So sweet of you . . Glad you liked it. :)

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/meghanasingh/ Meghana

    i’ll follow your tips thanks :)

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/shabby/ Shabby

      Thanks Meghna :)

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/vedasri/ vedasri

    hi i am a 24 years old girl and my skin is a combination of extreme dry and oily.i am very interested making these things for faces.I wud like to know if this can be used everyday. At the moment i am using this tomato juice facepack everyday. Should I reduce it to twice/thrice a week? Please advice.

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/shabby/ Shabby

      Hey Vedasri. Sorry for replying so late. I don’t think you should use it everyday. Thrice a week is great , if you feel that it is not working use the face pack four times each week but not more. Skin needs time to show results especially in these cases where natural products are used. Use the pack four times a week and hopefully you will start to see results very soon.

  • Divya

    I always bother about my skin as it looks little dark. My friends some times say that i am looking good and some times very dark. I don’t know the reason why i am looking dark some times and bright some times. I started using multan mitti and rose water face pack from past one month. It has given little improvement on my skin complexion. I didn’t know that “these many tips i can try” till i read this article. can you suggest me out of these 15 tricks which are best for dark skin as i can’t try all at the same time.

    Thanks in advance

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/shabby/ Shabby

      Sorry Diyva as I am a bit late in replying. To lighten your skin tone you might want to check out this article: http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/homemade-beauty-tips-for-fair-skin/ and I believe it’s best for you to try The face packs that I’ve mentioned in the article under the title ‘Natural Ways to Get Glowing Skin’ . Hope this helps. And if you still see no results mention your skin type , it’ll be easier to suggest you any remedies .

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/Divya_Loshini/ Divya

    Hi Shabby, Nice tips, I liked the details that you have given. I am all for natural home remedies for soft, nourished and glowing skin. In my childhood, I used to apply a mixture of besan, malai and a pinch of turmeric, but when I started having rash on my face I realized I am allergice to besan like most people. You have suggested to use either coconut water or coconut milk which is a good option given that Coconut is very good for dry skin. But lately I have been using Parachute Advansed Body Lotion which has Coconut oil and milk extracts. I’m happy wiht the product as it keeps my skin nourished and has all the right ingredients. It’s natural. I am a working woman with a kid and hence find it easier to use a cream from the bottle than the time spent on applying home remedies. Tell me what you think about it?

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/shabby/ Shabby

      Hey Divya. . Well to be true I feel natural products are much better than bottled products. Bottled products have preservatives in them. I do agree that being a working woman and a mother it’s a problem to apply homemade things each day but I am sure you can make time for atleast one day in the week to apply the truly natural coconut water and milk.They are pure and do wonders for the skin. :)

  • Prashanthi

    I think these are the best best tips for glowing skin. i don’t think even those real expensive creams and lotions can also be of help!!! these natural ingredients and methods are best for i guess all types of skin.. Thanks a ton for sharing this great article.

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/shabby/ Shabby

      Thanks Prashanti :)

  • Sahiti

    Good informative article.. all tips are nice.. can u pls also suggest some pack for my combination skin?
    i have too much of oilness on the t zone.. other wise my skin is alright.. ur help is much needed.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/nimratachowan/ Nimrata

    Nice article:) working out everyday and maintaining a proper diet will help in cleansing the system giving a proper hydrated skin.

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/shabby/ Shabby

      I agree Nimrata :) A healthy lifestyle is always necessary to get good results :)

  • Tarani

    Good one shabby! Tomatoes really work on the skin as it reduces the tan big time and its very easy to apply, you can also use it without making a juice of it. It does work!

  • Chandni

    Really nice tips for healthy and glowing skin, Thankyou so much Shabby, plz guys u should apply these tips for keep healthy nd glowing skin..

  • Navya

    Very informative article. It was good to know the reasons for the dull skin and tips to get a glowing skin. Very helpful and simple to follow. The article is well written and easy to understand. Enjoyed reading this article.

  • Nitasha

    Thank you for sharing these remedies. I love and am into natural, organic, non-toxic skin care and health food. i have seen that sum ppl have super shiny skin as if they have oiled it for far away it shines especially the cheek region how can i get such shine???? please reply

  • http://www.dermology.us/ Terrie Dawson

    Simple and wonderful remedies. Thanks for sharing.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWVQdtsW3sw Liya Jacob

    For Glowing Skin you have to use eyerid serum which help to reduce your dull skin also help to remove wrinkles and making glowing skin naturally

  • Senti

    I have dark circles.So pls can you say the tips to cure it.

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

      Hi Senti, some of the main causes behind the formation of dark circles are heredity, aging, dry skin, prolonged crying, working for long hours in front of a computer, mental or physical stress, lack of sleep and an unhealthy diet. Few ways of getting rid of dark circles are:
      1. Almond oil – Before going to bed, apply a little almond oil over the dark circles and gently massage it into the skin. Leave it on overnight. Next morning, wash it off with cold water.
      2. Cucumber – Cut a fresh cucumber into thick slices and chill them in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Put the slices onto the affected skin area for about 10 minutes. Wash the area with water. Repeat twice daily for about a week or more.
      For more tips and home remedies you can check out our article given below.
      http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/simple-ways-to-remove-dark-circles-completely/
      Hope you find these tips to be of use and do share your experience with us after trying them out!

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Rashmi, to lighten your skin tone and remove tan from your hands and legs, you try a simple home remedy like take chilled yogurt in a bowl and add a pinch of turmeric or haldi to it. Mix it properly. Apply this paste daily for 20 minutes on your hands and legs before bathing. For oily skin, always ensure to keep your skin clear. Application of tomato juice is beneficial. The natural oil-absorbing acids in tomatoes help get rid of excess oil. Cut a tomato in half and rub it on your skin. Allow the juice to soak into your skin for at least 15 minutes. Rinse your skin with cold water, pat it dry and apply a light oil-free moisturizer. You can also make a face mask by combining three tablespoons of tomato juice with one tablespoon of honey. For more info and remedies, you can check the links given below:
    http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/7-simple-home-remedies-to-remove-tan-from-hands/
    http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/home-remedies-to-remove-tan-permanently/